Jump to content

Johnson Pics To Kick Things Off


Recommended Posts

Thought I could kick things off with pics of my rifles. Note the variations in rear sights between the two.

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss281/wwiifirearms/DSC00087-1.jpg

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss281/wwiifirearms/DSC00086-1.jpg

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss281/wwiifirearms/DSC00085-1.jpg

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss281/wwiifirearms/DSC00084-1.jpg

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss281/wwiifirearms/DSC00067.jpg

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss281/wwiifirearms/DSC00068.jpg

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss281/wwiifirearms/DSC00069.jpg

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss281/wwiifirearms/DSC00070.jpg

-wwiifirearms

Edited by wwiifirearms
  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

Was fortunate to find a throughly minty M1941 in .30-06 with Netherlands purchasing comission markings. Have only had it to the range once, but found it to be reliable and very accurate when shooting surplus Danish M2 ball ammo.

 

I know that it borders on heresy, but I actually prefer the M1941 Johnson rifle to the M1 Garand. It's easily loaded with stripper clips, and the 10 rd. magazine is quickly topped off with loose rounds. Cleaning is a snap, too, as only the bore is exposed to burning powder. Recoil is very mild, as much of the recoil is absorbed in cycling the action.

 

These guns were also produced in 7mm Mauser for the South American military market. They must have been a joy to shoot!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 9 years later...

Was fortunate to find a throughly minty M1941 in .30-06 with Netherlands purchasing comission markings. Have only had it to the range once, but found it to be reliable and very accurate when shooting surplus Danish M2 ball ammo.

 

I know that it borders on heresy, but I actually prefer the M1941 Johnson rifle to the M1 Garand. It's easily loaded with stripper clips, and the 10 rd. magazine is quickly topped off with loose rounds. Cleaning is a snap, too, as only the bore is exposed to burning powder. Recoil is very mild, as much of the recoil is absorbed in cycling the action.

 

These guns were also produced in 7mm Mauser for the South American military market. They must have been a joy to shoot!

I think if the Johnson was afforded the same advantage of development as Garand had it wouldve been a real winner. After all, look how much of the designs of Johnson ended up in the stoner rifle.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 years later...

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...